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Nuclear Security AdvisorGrade
AP-12 The Promise: "Obama will appoint a deputy national security advisor to be in charge of coordinating all U.S. programs aimed at reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism and weapons proliferation."
When/Where: Obama's New Plan to Confront 21st Century Threats, 07/16/08
Status:In late 01/09, President Obama appointed Gary Samore, a former Clinton Administration advisor on nonproliferation matters and coordinator of U.S. policy on nuclear, chemical and biological weapons matters, as White House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and Terrorism.

Mr. Samore reported to the National Security Advisor, General (Ret.) James Jones prior to the latter's resignation on 10/08/10. General Jones was replaced by Thomas E. Donilon. Mr. Samore was appointed as Executive Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs in 01/13.

Mr. Samore was replaced by Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall as Coordinator for Defense Policy, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Arms Control in 04/13, a position she vacated on 09/14 when she was appointed by President Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

This promise was fulfilled.